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Things To Do In Lilabari
Lilabari is a beautiful and scenic town located in Assam’s North Lakhimpur District with a picturesque view of the Himalayas. Besides being known for its airport that also serves A.P., the hamlet is known to have been ruled by the Ahom Dynasty, Baro Bhuyans and the Chutiya around the 13th century. With an abundance of numerous modern-day facilities and infrastructural support, the Lilabari Hamlet’s considered a commercial hub for the North East region and is well connected to other towns and cities. Apart from its scenic persona and beauty, the town also has a variety of things to do for tourists seeking adventure and includes hiking, camping, boating, trekking, mountaineering, rafting, angling and fishing.
Amidst the glorious and captivating hills and lush greenery, Lilabari also has an assortment of trekking spots, with a bunch of other adventure activities like angling, river rafting and hiking. There are several fishing spots where you can relax, indulge in fishing, cook them and just enjoy being in the midst of nature throughout the day. Most bountiful catches can be made in the rivers Subansiri and Siang, especially for catching a trout or a Mahseer. There’s ample opportunity to explore river rafting also, especially in rivers Siang, Subansiri and Lohit, in addition to the River Brahmaputra. There’s thick forestry on either side, glorious landscapes and tribal habitation along with pristine white waters. You can explore river rafting opportunities here at Grade 4 level after the Monsoons.
There's a beautiful spot at the Planter's club in North Lakhimpur, where you can enjoy a game of golf or two and soak in amidst the lush greenery through the day, breathing in the fresh air and recharging your tired body & spirit. You can also take a leisurely walk through the numerous tea gardens that are associated with several large companies around here.
Indira Gandhi Park
Situated about 66km from Lilabari is a nice recreational spot, where you can enjoy nature’s beauty, lush greenery and spend some quiet time, have a picnic and enjoy the fairs and fests that are organized here occasionally. Considered one of the top tourist attractions in the area, it’s a lovely place to relax in. You can take leisurely walks, run or visit the Ita Fort nearby on foot. Families will love this place because of the open areas where children can play freely while the adults can lounge on the grass.
Zoological Park & Wildlife Sanctuary
Another popular attraction that draws a crowd and is a must-visit is the Itanagar Zoological Park, which is a well maintained and supervised zoo and home to the Royal Bengal Tiger, Great Indian Hornbill, Panther, Himalayan Black Bear and rare bird species as well. Then, there’s the Itanagar Wildlife Sanctuary which spans over 140 sq.km and is one of the most beautiful wildlife reserves in the country. It also holds a lovely variety of Orchids, considerable vegetation that includes the wet evergreens and tropical semi-evergreen.
A renowned attraction, the Polo Park is the state’s botanical garden which features an extensive variety of orchids, flowers and cane thickets. The park also houses a mini zoo which includes a reptile species and animals like rabbits, guinea pigs and more. There’s a handicrafts centre also that’s managed by the Industries Department of A.P, with a wide range of ethnic shawls, carved caskets, woven carpets and tribal bamboo & cane work.
Ganga Lake – GeyKar Sinyik
One of the most popular and gorgeous lakes, GeyKar Sinyik or the Ganga Lake is known for its lush backdrop that lies about 6km from Itanagar. Also considered a beautiful picnic spot and place for recreation, GeyKar Sinyik also provides facilities for boating and swimming in its pristine water and is encompassed by tall trees and an island. The lake has a huge tourist influx visiting from across the globe to enjoy it scenic beauty.
Given Lilabari’s close proximity to Itanagar, A.P, it is one of the best places in the country to explore trekking activities. For instance, Tawang Chu’s one of the most popular treks that begins from Jong, goes to Mago through a dense jungle and water cascades. There are other treks as well that include Bomdila-Daimara via Chakku, Pasighat-Mariang, Daporijo-Taksing and Along-Mechuka.
Exploring the Forests of Yupia
Situated in the Papum Pare District of A.P’s North Eastern territory, Yupia’s known for its varied forestry that includes a tropical evergreen forest, tropical blended evergreen and a regional forest that includes bamboos. The region is inhabited by the Nishi and Mikir clans with myriad practices and festivities observed with great fervor. From festivals of Longte Yalo, and Nyokum Yalo observed by the Nishi Clan to other festivals observed by other clans, Yupia’s quite a crowd puller for its tourist attractions and handlooms made of cane and bamboo.
Revel in the scenic Dhemaji
About 68km from Lilabari is Dhemaji, a beautiful but small district perched close to the 2 skirting rivers flowing down from Brahmaputra River and provides a blissful getaway from the chaos of city life. With an aura of calm and tranquility where you can just sit back and enjoy the scenic beauty of Mother Nature, Dhemaji’s renowned as the Green Valley in the midst of Brahmaputra and is encompassed by meadows, in addition to a district that’s culturally, historically and traditionally abundant. It is also home to a diverse group of local tribes that include Kalitas, Chutia, Ahom, Koches and more.